Mozzarella Di Bufala Campana DOP
Created in 1981, the Consorzio di Tutela della Mozzarella di Bufala Campana, is the only organisation acknowledged by the Department for Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies for the protection, safeguarding, improvement and promotion of this extraordinary cheese from Central and Southern Italy.
The purpose of this organisationis the protection of the production and commercialisation of Mozzarella di Bufala Campana, the defence of the denomination in Italy and abroad, the encouragement of continuous improvement in the Mozzarella’s production methods and the consequent qualitative improvement of its production.
In 1966, Mozzarella di Bufala Campana was awarded the prestigious European Denomination of Origin status. The purpose of this award is to officially recognise the organoleptic and merchandise qualities of this cheese and mainly depends on the environmental conditions and the traditional working methods existing in the specific area of production. Mozzarella di Bufala Campana represents the most important DOP brand in central-southern Italy and is the fourth at national levels and the third amongst the Italian DOP cheeses.